Definition of the Flexible Image Transport
R. J. Hanisch1 - A.
Farris1 - E. W. Greisen2 - W. D.
Pence3 - B. M. Schlesinger4 - P. J.
Teuben5 - R. W. Thompson6 - A.
1 - Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700
San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA 2 - National
Radio Astronomy Observatory 3 - NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center 4 - Raytheon ITSS 5 - University of Maryland
6 - Computer Sciences Corporation 7 - A/WWW
Received 29 May 2001 / Accepted 21 June 2001
Abstract The Flexible Image
Transport System - FITS - has been in use in the astronomical
community for over two decades. A newly updated version of the
standard has recently been approved by the International
Astronomical Union FITS Working Group. This new version of the
standard appears here in its entirety. As a preface we briefly
describe the process by which the standard evolves and
revisions are approved, and note two minor changes to NOST
100-2.0 which were adopted by the IAU FWG.